“I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it’s no use. The curse I’ve spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—no longer exists.”
Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well.
When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.
They may require who she is.
Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with the chance to change the future.
Or was that Draewulf’s plan for her all along?
Mary Weber is a ridiculously uncoordinated girl plotting to take over make-believe worlds through books, handstands, and imaginary throwing knives. In her spare time, she feeds unicorns, sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California, which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Joss Whedon, and the ocean.
Where to begin? Sigh. Okay, I have a confession. It’s not a pretty one. It’s not something I’m proud of, but here goes:
I’ve been in a fantasy reading slump.
I know, I know. Stop shouting. It’s horrible. The girl who loves to be whisked off to other realms, the one who dreams of magical wardrobes and happily ever afters, has not been in the mood for fantasy.
Excuse me while I hit myself repeatedly over the head.
I was terrified. This has never happened to me before. I mean, I’ve never NOT been in the mood for a good fantasy story. It was going to take a seriously FABULOUS work of awesomesauce to get me out of my slump.
Enter Siren’s Fury.
Mary Weber weaves just the right amount of sass and kick-a** (It’s not cursing if I didn’t type the actual word), into a deliciously written story readers will cheer for. Nym is back, and she’s done playing by the rules. Willing to do whatever she must to save Eogan from Draewulf, Nym takes matters into her own hands, risking her own life to rescue another.
Move over Celaena Sardothein. There’s a new heroine in town.
There is an epidemic of whiny, boy-crazy female leads in YA books. Sometimes I just want to reach into a book and slap some sense into these girls. Nym is a refreshing exception. I don’t know how Mary Weber does it, but somehow she manages to give me everything I want in a female lead. Strong but feminine, flawed but not annoying. Plus, the romance is still there (everyone knows I love–no NEED–my romance), but it’s not overdone. The love story shines through without drowning out the rest of the book. It’s satisfying, but leaves me wanting more.
And more. And more…
Strong female heroine? Check. Swoon-worthy romance? Check. Spectacular writing? Check, check, and double-check.
The world-building in Siren’s Fury will appeal to fans of the fantasy genre, but it’s still unique and something all it’s own. I’ll admit, a problem for me with high-fantasy is that I get bored easily with long-winded descriptions and too many names and places to remember. But somehow Mary Weber has managed to keep the fast-paced tone of a sci-fi or dystopian, while still giving us a vivid, made-up world you can’t help but get sucked into. It’s never-boring, just-one-more-chapter, OMG fiction of the highest degree. This sequel lives up to it’s predecessor. I’m pleased to announce my fantasy slump is over. If it returns, I know just the cure–after all, book 3 in the Storm Siren Trilogy releases in 2016!
At some point the lust for power requires a price.” ~ Princess Rasha, Siren’s Fury
Ages: 15 and up
For fans of:
Content: Mild violence and tasteful romance/ kissing. I’d allow my girls to read this in their teen years.
I give Siren’s Fury 5 out of 5 hearts for all obvious reasons stated above.
Well, what are you waiting for? If you haven’t read Siren’s Fury yet, hop on over to Amazon and grab a copy. If you have read it, let’s chat it up in the comments below or tweet to me @SaraEllaWrites. You know I love hearing from you. Until then, happy reading!